Spanish La Liga
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Real Sociedad 4-2 Real Madrid

Sociedad hit back superbly after losing their opening La Liga game 1-0 to Eibar

Real Sociedad came back from two goals down to seal a famous victory over European champions Real Madrid.

The visitors, who were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, were superb in attack and led thanks to early goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale.

But Sociedad exposed their defensive deficiencies to level through Inigo Martinez and David Zurutuza.

Zurutuza struck again to give the home side the lead before Carlos Vela fired in to seal the victory.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has invested heavily this summer to further improve the attacking prowess of his side, with the big-money signings of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.

And the results of this were clear to see, particularly in the first half, as Madrid swept into a 2-0 lead.

Kroos' corner was converted by the head of Ramos after five minutes before Bale nutmegged his marker on the edge of the box and fired in to double the advantage six minutes later.

Real were in complete control when Bale made it 2-0 after 11 minutes

They could have had more with Marcelo twice going close and Ramos again showing his aerial prowess with a headed effort that just missed the target.

But as good as Ancelotti's side were at one end, they were poor at the other and were ruthlessly exposed by a clinical Sociedad side.

Martinez narrowed Real's advantage by tapping in at the back post after a corner had been flicked on by Xabi Prieto before Zurutuza capitalised on some more bad marking from the away side to power a header home from Alberto De la Bella's cross.

With the momentum behind them, Sociedad forced home their advantage in the second half as Madrid crumbled.

Zurutuza completed the turnaround by showing good determination to beat Dani Carvajal to a low cross from skipper Prieto and turn the ball in.

And Carlos Vela secured the victory by slamming a shot on the turn into the roof of the net.

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

  • 13Zubikarai
  • 20Zaldúa
  • 4Elustondo
  • 6Iñigo Martínez
  • 24De la Bella
  • 10Xabi PrietoSubstituted forGonzálezat 83'minutes
  • 8GraneroBooked at 17mins
  • 5Bergara
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 18CastroSubstituted forCanalesat 60'minutes
  • 9AgirretxeSubstituted forVelaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Martínez
  • 3González
  • 11Vela
  • 14Rubén Pardo
  • 16Canales
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 31Bardaji

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 36minsSubstituted forArbeloaat 77'minutes
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forKhediraat 74'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 23IscoBooked at 82mins
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 9Benzema
  • 11Bale

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 27de Tomás
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
27,879

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Real Sociedad 4, Real Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 4, Real Madrid 2.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sergio Canales (Real Sociedad).
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Rodríguez.
Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sami Khedira with a headed pass.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad).
Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira.
Offside, Real Sociedad. Eñaut Zubikarai tries a through ball, but Carlos Vela is caught offside.
Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Eñaut Zubikarai (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad).
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad).
Attempt missed. Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mikel González.
Offside, Real Sociedad. Sergio Canales tries a through ball, but Zaldua is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Mikel González replaces Xabi Prieto.

Booking

Isco (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).
Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Gorka Elustondo (Real Sociedad).
Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sami Khedira.
Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Daniel Carvajal.

Goal!

Goal! Real Sociedad 4, Real Madrid 2. Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira replaces Luka Modric.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Markel Bergara.
Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.
James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dangerous play by Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad).
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad).
Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco.
Attempt missed. Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Esteban Granero.

Goal!

Goal! Real Sociedad 3, Real Madrid 2. David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.
Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).
Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Zaldua (Real Sociedad).
Attempt blocked. Sergio Canales (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Carlos Vela replaces Imanol Agirretxe.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Sergio Canales replaces Gonzalo Castro.
Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad).
Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Zaldua.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.
Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto De la Bella.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).
goal

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